Language Lab Unleashed #20
This evening we were joined by Todd Bryant (Language Program Administrator at Dickinson College), Felix Kronenberg (Instructor of German and Director of the Foreign Language Resource Center at Pomona College) and Doug Canfield (Coordinator of the Language Resource Center at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville). We discussed the work these gentlemen have done in using networked, multi-user, role playing games in the teaching and learning of languages. in particular we focused on Toddâs work in using World of Warcraft for teaching German (first year level) and Doug and Felixâs collective and individual experiences using Second Life for teaching. Listeners should be sure to read Toddâs article that was published by NITLE as well. Names of free standing games were also mentioned as were places for "newbs" (such as Barbara) could get some training and experience while exploring the many possibilities gaming may hold for our language curriculum.